Current Seniors


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Senior Projects 2018

Senior Projects 2017

Distortion in Body Schema: The Influence of Body Fat and Mass on Perceptions of Personal Size by Katarina Ferrucci

Human chameleons: Are biracial individuals with integrated racial identities more prone to body dissatisfaction? by Sara Genung

An Obsession Matched Intervention Improves the Facial/Emotional Recognition Deficit in Children with Asperger’s Syndrome by Aurora Hoffman

I Am Not The Phantom Hand! Exploring the Effects of Illusory Ownership of an Other-Race Rubber Hand on Racial Identity In Racial Minorities by Evan Jacoby

Executive Skills Training for Treatment of ADHD in Children by Veronika Kokorina

Proposed Intervention to Improve Recently Immigrated Hispanic Adolescents’ Academic Performance and Psychological Well-Being by Samantha Lagville-Graham

Facial Emotion Recognition Impairments in Subclinical Depression by Charles Leighton

Remnants of the Bodice Ripper: How Consent is Characterized in Heterosexual and Lesbian Erotic Romance Novels by Audrey Malloy

From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After: Grimms’ Fairy Tales and Early Childhood Development by Hannah McCarley

Media and the Shooter Bias: Investigating the Relationship Between Implicit Racial Biases and News Coverage by Matthew Phelps

Can You Feel Your Heart Beat? Exploring the Relationship Between Interoception and Suicide by Matthea Rile-Schmidt

Excluded from Humanity: the Effects of Implicit Dehumanizing Views Toward Black Individuals in the Media by Joshua Velette

Senior Projects 2016

Immigrants in America: The Relationship Between Acculturation and Well-Being, and the Validation of Self-Report as a Measurement Tool by Bolivia Williams

Does the Combination of Music and Movement Have Similar Benefits as Dopaminergic Medications? The Effects of the Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm and Music Therapy on Patients with First Stage Parkinson’s Disease by Anna Obbagy

The Effects of Reactive Aggression and Proactive Aggression on Heart Rate Reactivity to an Anger Induction by Bridget Bertoldi

Could an Attachment Theory-Based Intervention Prevent Childhood-Onset Conduct Disorder? by Ariane Cruz 

Look Who’s Talking Now: Representation of Female Characters in Children’s Chapter Books by Rachel Swanson

If It Looks Like a Dax, But I Call It a Wug, What Is It? Examining the Role of Essentialism in Children’s Social Categorizations by Helena Wippick

Phonophobia Mediates the Relationship Between the Myelinated Vagus and Selective Mutism by Alexandra Batzdorf

Do You Chill When I Chill? Exploring Strong Emotional Responses to Unfamiliar Musical Traditions by Eleanora Beier

Do the Emotions ‘Shame’ and ‘Pride’ Alter Responses to Sexually Explicit Words in an Emotional Stroop Task? by Danielle Iserlis

What’s Your Type? Readability of Fonts Across Native and Non-Native English Speakers by Maayan Eldar

Primed for addictive behavior: Can popular mobile games act as triggers for addicts? by Zachary Goodman

The Effects of Affective Arousal on Color Perception and Memory by Nicole Lang

The Effect of Empathy on Implicit Bias by Chelsea Beckford

The Effects of Mindset and Perceived Support on STEM Pursuit in Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools by Lily Henry

The Effect of Controllability Beliefs on Attitudes about Weight and Socioeconomic Status by Marna Dunne

The Analysis of Moral Education in China and its Effect on Chinese Children’s Moral Development by Grace Shu

Effects of Early Life Stress on Anhedonia and Striatal Dopamine Concentration Depends on Variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Genotype by Sally Cole

Mad Men or Bad Men? How Gender Stereotypes, Individual Symptoms, and Participant Gender Affect Non-Expert’s Evaluations of People with Borderline Personality Disorder by Quinnehtukqut McLamore

Just the way you are(n’t): Does identity disturbance contribute to romantic difficulties in borderline personality disorder? by Camille Thigpen

An Attachment Style Based Experimental Design to Maximize Dog Adoption Success by Claire Weinman

The Differences in Motor Memory in Music Performance Based on the Movement Characteristics of the Musical Instruments by Veronika Mojzesova

Actual and Ideal Self-Concept Appeals in Cosmetic Advertising for Mass-Market, Luxury, and Prestige Brands by Margaret Stevens

Senior Projects 2015

Fear Conditioning and Reconsolidation-Blockade in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Emergency Responders by Mythili Ananthasayan

Are You a Criminal?: A Senior Project Examining the Relationship Between Stereotype and Power Using Signal Detection Analysis by Pat Lichtenstein

Sociality of Gaze Following in Black and White Ruffed Lemurs: Following a Live Person versus a Photograph by Hannah Mason

A Dialectical Approach: Reducing Reactive Aggression by Targeting Emotion Dysregulation in Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorder and a History of Trauma by Libbey Walker

The Influence of Gender and Diagnosis on Parent Perception of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Rachael Anders

Cognitive Enrichment Intervention for Captive Orcas by Eve Copeland

Beneath the Human Capital Investment: Modelling student debt awareness and a Critical examination of financial aid materials using Construal-level Theory by Sophia Sutcliffe

A Shifting Standards Perspective on the Gender Gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Siira Rieschl

Game and Train: A Targeted Game-Based Mobile Intervention for the Treatment of Incarcerated Psychopathic Offenders by Sydney Abualy

Establishing an anxiety paradigm adapted for larval zebrafish: The effects of an anxiogenic on standard and color-enriched open field tests by Colleen Spratt

The Effects of High and Low Valence Affective Faces on Facilitation of Learning in Children with Autism by Morgan Weil

Exploring Gender Differences in STI Testing Behavior of College Students Using the Health Belief Model by Yasho Singh

The Influence of Television on Attitude Change and Culture in the United States by Emily Stieker-Epstein

Neuroplasticity in Art Therapy for Depression by Sofia Avsyuk

by Anna Opatka

A Mind-Body Approach to Healing: Investigating the Use of Yoga for PTSD and Trauma-Related Symptoms by Andrea Fronsman

Effects of Acute Nicotine on Larval Zebrafish Exploratory Behavior in a Complex Environment by Brandon Chen

Senior Projects 2014

The Sense Behind Senseless Violence: The Influence of Masculine Ideals, Self-Complexity, and Shame on Coping with Stress Through Extreme Violence by Christina Taggart Barone

In Other Worlds: Word Play in Children’s Fantasy and Children’s Language Production by Amanda Sarah Benowitz

Teaching Regulation Without Repression: Using the Jungian Shadow to Inform an Adaptive Socialization of Emotion by William J. Cordes

Language and Sensibility: Bilingualism and a Broader Conceptual Store by Lydia Wistar Craighill

Incidental Emotions and Trust Decisions: Visceral Influences on Economic Behavior by Idan Aviv Elmelech

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stigma, and Survivor Guilt in Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom by Benjamin Greenwald

Reaching New Heights: An Examination of Cognitive Dissonance and the Attitude Toward Height and Leadership by Emily Faith Harris

“I’m Just Not a Math Person:” The Effect of Preconceived Notions of Failure or Success and Mindset on Math Performance by Beth Kimberly Hoffman Patalona

Meditation-as-Therapy: How Buddhist Psychology Can Improve Health by Alison Marie Kidd

Assessing the Validity of Danio rerio as a Model Organism for Nootropic Research: The Effects of Phenylpiracetam on Larval Zebrafish Behavior by Maximilian Clark Mueller

“Am I Math Compatible?”: How Stereotype Threat Relates to Gender and Math Identification in Women by Elyse Murphy Neubauer

The Effect of Rehabilitative-Oriented Training and Mission Statement on Prison Guard Attitudes and Behavior Towards Inmates With Mental Disorders by Dana Nicole Pitts

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Through the Lens of the Self-Medication Hypothesis by Rebecca J Samuels

Storm and Text: Considering Social Anxiety and Communication Tendencies in Adolescence by Megan Smillie

How Traditional is the Romance? Heroines, Stereotypes, and the Heterosexual Script by Tanya Lee Sorenson

Transcending The Divide: Integrating Epigenetic and Psychoanalytic Explanations of Psychopathology by Sarah Anna Walser

Decision Making and a Future Self: An Evaluation of Adolescents’ Self-Efficacy Following Peer Intervention by Micaiah Mary Williams

The Effect of Induced Self-Efficacy on Team Performance: A Task Involving Hand-Eye Coordination by William H. Williams

Senior Projects 2013

The Photovoice Process in Stress-Induced Depression: How Giving a Voice to the Unheard through Pictures May Reduce Stress by Adedayo Oluwaseun Okubadejo

Determining the Efficacy of Medical Marijuana for Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with ADHD by Alexandra Caroline Vance

Conventionally Unconventional: Learning About Words I Already Learned About by Anastasia Blank

Differences in Playboy Magazine Advertisements From 1960 to 2010: Gender Role Stereotype and Routes to Persuasion by Anna Sofia Levenshus

When Time Drags On: Does Anger Experience Enhance Time Perception Distortion? by Dennis L. Zhou

The Moderating Effect of Siblings on the Relationship Between Theory of Mind and Executive Function in Preschool Children by Diandra Lora Kalish

Contrasting Stigma: Negative Implicit Attitudes and Attributions about Depression Relative to ADHD by Douglas James Gazarian

Destruction In Disguise? Examining Relationships Between Eating Disorders and Vegetarian and Vegan Diets by Emily Caroline Walsh

The Potential Exacerbation and Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder in an At Risk Child Population Due To Methylphenidate Treatment by Gregory Alexandrovich Rudensky

The Close-End Fund Paradox in Country Funds: A Conventional and Behavioral Perspective: Do news reports affect the movement of discounts? by Greta Petkova Tsolova

Do you really want another slice? Overeaters’ implicit and explicit food preferences by Laura Ovadia

Stereotype Threat Spillover in New Group Formation amongst Individuals of High and Low Socioeconomic Status by Marie Flowers

Talking About the Mind: Mental-State Language and Theory of Mind Performance in Preschoolers by Mayer Andersen

Combating Pediatric Obesity with a Universal Intervention for Elementary School-Age Children: A Tailored Program for Hinds County, Mississippi by Nicole Marie Haaser

Cultural Perspectives and Aesthetic Preference: Comparing the Framing in Photographs between East Asians and Americans by Qin Qin

Theory of Mind as Empathy: Cognitive and Affective Empathic Deficits Counterbalanced in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Antisocial Personality Disorder by Rebecca Ana Bell-Gurwitz

Psychobiological Influence of Estrogen on the Serotonin System in Anorexia Nervosa: A Grant Proposal for Treatment Effects by Rose Lauren Siuta

Fingerprints of Nature: The Effect of Fractal Geometry on Emotion, Cognition and Creativity by Shinnosuke Seto

Neurofeedback as a Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury by Una Radovanovic

“Follow your heart” – Chinese urban post-80 mothers’ expectations for their children by Wenjie Chen